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I Searched

I searched high and low
On the mountain peaks
In the green meadow
In every verdant and serene place
Of my mind, I searched
Hoping to find them

I dipped in the streams
Of my ever flowing emotions
I spent time
In the sheltered cavern of my soul
I lay in the sun drenched valley
Gazing up at the wispy clouds
Of my thoughts
Hoping to find them

I searched high and low
In the chambers of my heart
Going through each one
The warm gushing life giving flow
The rhythm of my dreams
Pounding in my ears
Breathing in the oxygen of love
Seeing it mix
The vital essence of my life
Lapping at my feet
Hoping ….
Hoping to find them

I searched high and low
In my own little universe to find them
They were not

So I turned my eyes to the outer universe
I lay down on the soft grass at night
Looked up at the inverted tea light stars 
Spread on the rich black table cloth of the heavens
On which powerful hands had spilt
The white stream of the Milky Way
My finite thoughts lead beyond
The mysteries of here and now
Traveling to find
The essence of love
Scrawled in the stars
The meaning of YOU
I searched and searched
There were not to be found

I came back
There you were
Standing before me
Beautiful beyond description
Then…..then I looked into your eyes
My outer universe
My inner universe combined
There in the light of your eyes
I found them
I found them
In the sparkling of a tear
That held onto your lash
As you drew me near
Whispering into my hair
That you love me
I found them
The words
The illusive words that show
What you mean to me….
But they fluttered away
In an instant
In the warmth of your embrace
Before I had a chance to utter them
And so
I closed my lips over yours
And I let my tongue speak

Eileen Manassian Ghali

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  1. Date: 10/12/2013 11:29:00 PM
    Thank you all for your lovely comments...I'm so sorry that I haven't answered you individually. I'm not in a very good place lately so...I find it hard to find the words to say....Having said that, I do want you to know that I appreciate your sincere and heart felt posts on this poem. Know that I do read and appreciate them all!

  1. Date: 10/12/2013 9:00:00 AM
    This is a trul astounding piece Eileen, you drew me deep into every emotion you expressed, very nicely done

  1. Date: 10/11/2013 11:12:00 AM
    You are such an artist!

  1. Date: 10/10/2013 5:27:00 PM
    Wow..i just went through the journey in the chambers of your heart and saw the love and passion you have..Then i read and read and could feel your expressed emotion as what you yearned to keep fluttered away..A very deep poem Eileen..

  1. Date: 10/10/2013 2:42:00 PM
    Love isn't always where you expect to find it. You are all fired up and powerful lately my little Desert Orchid, this is beautiful. Take care, Richard

  1. Date: 10/10/2013 1:06:00 PM
    the world moved of orbit a bit beautiful piece

  1. Date: 10/10/2013 12:53:00 PM
    Delicious & uplifting. You searched, you discovered. Wonderful job!